Prince Edward County High runner sets course record

Published 5:11 am Tuesday, October 24, 2023

One Prince Edward County High runner set a new course record last week, competing at the James River District Championships. Sylvia Hemmer won the 5K race, held on Wednesday, Oct. 18, with a time of 20:43. 

This marks the third straight time Hemmer has won the district championship. 

“On more than one occasion this year, Sylvia has not been present to receive her award after the race because she is running a cool down,” Coach Aaron Barber said. “She is such a hard

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worker and it shows in her performance. I will miss her next year as she moves on to run at the college level.”

In addition to her cross country achievements, Sylvia Hemmer holds the school track record for Prince Edward County High School in the 1600m, 3200m, and 800m runs.